Calendula: everything you need to know

Calendula flower.
Calendula Ointment


The name Calendula is a modern Latin version of calendae, which means “the first day of the month”. Calendula oils are used medicinally to heal wounds and as an anti-inflammatory. It also has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties. Calendula ointments are ideal for use on minor cuts, burns, and skin irritation. There is quite a lot of research that has concluded that applying Calendula topically (on the skin) helps to keep wounds from getting infected, helps to clear acne, and also assists in the prevention of swelling around bruises. Overall, Calendula is yet another amazing plant from the world of herbs. Calendula has been used for centuries as a soother for skin irritations.

Our ingredients:

We always grow as many of our ingredients as we can in our own garden. This is particularly important to us, as we want to provide you with a healthy natural organic choice. This is our way of making sure that our products meet our strict guidelines. Otherwise we buy from local organic farmers and suppliers.

So in our Calendula range you will find the following ingredients: Keeping it as Natural & Organic as possible

Oils: Vitamin E oil, Olive oil, Grape seed oil, Sweet almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Coconut oil & Essential oil

Botanicals: Calendula Blossoms, Rosemary, Lavender

Waxes: Bees wax, or Carnauba wax, Candelilla wax for our vegan range.

What can i use Calendula Ointments & Oils for? How to use them & what’s the difference???

Calendula is very mild and gentle. This makes it ideal for everyone from babies through to the elderly, with the exception of those that are pregnant &/or breast feeding. naturallyorganic67 has spent the past 6 years researching where Calendula ointments and Oils are most effective. Based on feedback & responses from our customers, here’s some of our results:

Calendula has shown to help relieve symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Inflamed or irritated skin
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Hives and Insect Bites
  • Minor cuts, scrapes or abrasions
  • Nappy rash & Dribble rash in babies
  • Calm muscle spasms
  • Sunburn
  • Chaffing- including the lips
  • Re-hydrating dry and/or mature skin

Just simply rub the preparation into the effected area as often as required. There is no difference between the ointment and oil, except for the wax. Both have the same amazing healing abilities. The ointment is firmer, making it easier to take with you when you’re out and about. It takes a little more rubbing before the skin fully absorbs the ointment. But also has the added healing benefits of the wax. The oils are quickly absorbed into the skin, this makes it easier to apply more straight away if needed. The oils are not so easy to travel with as they come in an amber glass bottle.

Calendula History

With so many uses, it seems only was natural that Calendula would have some interesting history. Here are some of the long held beliefs throughout history. Calendula was known to protect. Those that carried Calendula were protected from scorpion bites. Apparently, if you placed some under your bed, it protected the sleeper. Many travellers kept some in their bedrolls as a way to deter other from stealing from them. I guessing these days, we’d just carry it in our pocket or bag. Carrying Calendula petals with you when going to a court of law, was thought to bring a positive outcome. Young ladies would add it to a small pillow with other herbs and flowers, placed under their pillow at night was said to promote dreams of their future husband. So if a young lady crossed a field of Calendula flowers barefoot, it was believed that she would be able to talk to and understand birds. Calendula is believed to be the flower that brought about the game of “he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not”. Where petals were removed one by one. During times of War, Calendula flowers were used on the battlefields. When the flowers were placed in dressings over wounds it would act as a anti-hemorrhagic and antiseptic, which promoted healing.

When I shouldn’t use it?

It is not recommended for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

The only precaution that we are aware of is to avoid during pregnancy or while breast feeding.

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